ESSEX OLYMPIAN LEAGUE NEWS

Grass-roots game spirals out of control

Grass-roots game spirals out of control You are urged to read the following report that appears in The Telegraph Its contents do not only apply to youth football but incidence such as those mentioned are occurring on our League You all need to remember that without a referee you will not have a match Article


Promoted Clubs

Springfield made it five of our teams in major cup finals when they travelled to Sandridge Rovers and won 3 – 2 after extra time in the Anagram Records Semi-Final They will have to wait a while for the final which takes place on Saturday 14 May where their opponents will be London Lions Canning Read More


Applications For Membership

Any clubs wishing to make application to join the League are reminded that they must send their application form together with a cheque for £50.00, to the League Secretary to arrive by 31 March 2016. Details of the Criteria for entry and a copy of the Application From are available via the links below E.O.F.L. Read More


Under 21 Player Qualification

After much consideration the Management Committee decided at their meeting on 10th March to allow TWO over age players to play in Under 21 teams from the start of the 2016/17 season. The age of those players will be capped at 25 years of age.


Payments for Annual Dinner

Clubs are reminded that, in accordance with League Rule 3 (F), payment for the Annual Presentation Dinner must be made to the League by 31 March 2017 Clubs that fail to pay by the due date WILL be fined.


Season 2016-17 Start Date Questionnaire

31 clubs sent back the questionnaire regarding the start date of next season. Of those who replied 32% voted to start on 13 August 2016 and 68% voted to start on 27 August 2016 The 2016-17 season will therefore start on 27 August 2016 although we will try and get the Challenge Cup played earlier Read More


2016-17 F.A, Competitions

To apply for next season’s FA Cup, FA Trophy, FA Vase and FA Youth Cup, please use the direct link below to submit your application and payment online. The application is ONLY available for online completion and online payment by credit or debit card, and an individual can make the payment with a personal card Read More


March Fixtures

Due to the backlog of Cup matches which have to be played during March, fixtures are currently being notified to clubs around 10 days before the date of the match. It is however our intention to publish fixtures for both April and May at the same time towards the end of March.


Respect

Suspended Players

Beneath each individual scheduled fixture accessible via the link above, you will find a list of players who are suspended from that match. This list is based on information received from the County Associations and as such should only be used as a guide as it may not be complete. Should your club be of Read More


ECFA Report

A report from the Leagues ECFA Representative Dave Emerton has been uploaded to the web site This report contains important information regarding suspensions and postponed fixtures, the Whole Game System and Football Discipline procedure. There are also details of new coaching courses. It is highly recommended that you read this report ECFA Representatives Report